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How to install and go to the basic interface for Cygwin


Open the web browser on your home computer and go to:

Click on the Install or update now link and download and/or run the Setup program.

Cygwin Install

Choose Install from the Internet.

Cygwin step 2

Go with all defaults, choose a download site and press next through the installation windows until you come to the following window.

Cygwin step 3

Click on the X11 "circular arrows" once and it will change the state to "Install".

Cygwin step 4

Click on the + next to Net to expand out the different Net components.

(before clicking +)

Cygwin step 5

(after clicking +)

Cygwin step 5b

Under Net, there should be a component called openssh: The OpenSSH Server and Client programs. Click on the "circular arrows" to change the selection box so that it is checked with an 'X'.

(after clicking once on the circular arrow next to open ssh)

Cygwin step 6

Click Next below to go to the next frame.

Cygwin should now enter into the installation phase. It may take up to a half-hour or more, depending on the connection speed.

When the installation process finishes, click Finish.

Cygwin step 8

Click Installation Complete.

Cygwin step 8b



Start Cygwin by clicking the Cygwin icon on the desktop if your created it.

Cygwin step 10

A text window should open with a Linux-like Bash prompt.

Cygwin step 11

At the prompt, type: startx

Cygwin step 12

Another "Xterm-like" window should appear.

Cygwin step 13

In the "Xterm-like" window, type: ssh -X

Cygwin step 14


To Close:

Exit all remotely displayed X programs.

Enter exit at each command prompt until Cygwin is completely closed.

Keywords:cygwin install use ews labs   Doc ID:81761
Owner:Gina D.Group:University of Illinois Engineering IT
Created:2018-04-20 11:33 CDTUpdated:2018-09-21 09:27 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Engineering IT
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